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Job opening: Operations Research Analyst

Salary: $112 015 - 145 617 per year
Published at: Aug 14 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters, Mission Support Directorate, Workforce Management, located in Washington, District of Columbia.


Joining Customs & Border Protection will allow you to use your expertise in operations research to advise management on a wide range of program activities which will impact the agency. Apply for this exciting opportunity to strengthen the Department's ability to perform homeland security functions by identifying potentially conflicting organizational requirements. This position starts at a salary of $112,015.00 (GS-13, Step 1) to $145,617.00 (GS-13, Step 10) with promotion potential to $145,617.00 (GS-13 Step 10). GS Salary: Visit this link to view the locality pay tables by geographic area. If you do not see your geographic area listed, select the "Rest of United States" pay table. In this Operations Research Analyst position, you will become a key team member of Homeland Security professionals by collecting and analyzing data from various, disparate systems. Typical work assignments include: Applying accepted operations research and analytic methods to analyze and evaluate Mission Support Directorate (MSD) programs, projects, and processes and to support related ongoing or proposed contract work within CBP and MSD Performing and validating mathematical models and simulations, system analysis, acquisition test and evaluation analysis, economic analysis, supply chain analysis, cost analysis, and business process analysis Applying descriptive and predictive analytics with mathematical optimization methods to advise and consult to senior subject matter experts and management with broad program responsibility on alternative courses of action Drafting, coordinating briefs and monitoring resource implications of proposed and current CBP and MROD policies and regulations, technical publications and recommending changes to assure mission performance and workload accomplishment Conducting liaison with other government agencies, and stakeholders for purposes of exchanging information and engaging them in support of operations research effort



Experience: You qualify for the GS-13 grade level if you possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, performing duties such as: Conducting regional operations research projects using advanced concepts of operations research, statistics, and scientific methods and techniques to identify and solve a variety of complex challenges Performing quantitative and qualitative analysis, data quality assurance to include the development of graphics and reports based on the analysis Interpreting formative and summative operational and management program statistics and capabilities Serving as a senior analyst and/or advisor regarding the identifying and solving of complex operational challenges including conflicting organization requirements while serving as an organizational representative with outside groups or agencies You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience or substitution of education, if applicable, as described above and meet the basic requirement listed below. Basic Requirement: You must provide supporting documentation in your application to show you meet the basic requirement below. Degree: in operations research; or at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics. At least 3 of the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus. NOTE: Your resume must explicitly indicate how you meet this requirement, otherwise you will be found ineligible. Please see the "Required Documents" section below for additional resume requirements. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. You must meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process by 08/18/2023. In order to be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the process. In addition to the application and application questionnaire, this position requires an online assessment. The online assessment measures critical general competencies required to perform the job. Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from consideration. Cheating on the online assessment may also result in your removal from consideration. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office. Background Investigation: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a federal law enforcement agency that requires all applicants to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to employment in order to promote the agency's core values of vigilance, service to country, and integrity. During the screening and/or background investigation process, you will be asked questions regarding any felony criminal convictions or current felony charges, the use of illegal drugs (e.g., marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamines, ecstasy), and the use of non-prescribed controlled substances including any experimentation, possession, sale, receipt, manufacture, cultivation, production, transfer, shipping, trafficking, or distribution of controlled substances. For additional information, review the following links: Background investigation and the e-QIP process. Residency: There is a residency requirement for all applicants not currently employed by CBP. Individuals are required to have physically resided in the United States or its protectorates (as declared under international law) for at least three of the last five years. If you do not meet the residency requirement and you have been physically located in a foreign location for more than two of the last five years, you may request an exception to determine if you are eligible for a residency waiver by meeting one or more of the following conditions: Working for the U.S. Government as a federal civilian or as a member of the military A dependent who was authorized to accompany a federal civilian or member of the military who was working for the U.S. government Participation in a study abroad program sponsored by a U.S. affiliated college or university Working as a contractor, intern, consultant or volunteer supporting the U.S. government Probationary Period: All employees new to the federal government must serve a one year probationary period during the first year of his/her initial permanent federal appointment to determine fitness for continued employment. Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period. Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. View information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibilityon OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered eligible under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be placed in the Well-Qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the Required Documents section of this job announcement.


Please see the Qualifications and Required Documents sections for more information if education is applicable to this position.


  • Address United States Border Patrol Please read entire announcement Please apply online Washington, DC 20229 US
  • Name: CBP Hiring Center
  • Phone: 952-857-2932
  • Email: [email protected]


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